Over the last two months, excitement has been building toward this moment: when the finalists are announced for the Alumni Awards. Not a moment too soon for all the candidates who shared their heartfelt and amazing stories with us. I personally thank you for participating and making the competition so meaningful—and challenging for our judges.
We have read your stories: how you embraced the unknown, stepped outside your comfort zones with a spirit of boldness; how you pushed the limits of what’s possible, attaining new heights with confidence and adaptability. You are true believers, explorers, and our select group of finalists for the Cisco Networking Academy Alumni Awards.
Congratulations to Our Finalists
Omotola Sunday Akinyeoluwa
Roberta Do Espírito Santo Martins
Ram Gowtam Seelam
Rise Above Award
Philippe Du Fresnay
Jessica Brasil Santos Hingel
Ohimai Roland Imoudume
Future Leader Award
John Clever Mancilla Rocabado
Tatiana Claudia Rengel Tarquino
Syed Mohsin Rizvi
Innovation Architect Award
Tobi Rasheed Ayanwoye
Muhammad Awais Afzal
Moises Andre Nisenbaum
Winners Announced During Event on August 15
Everyone is invited to our live broadcast naming the five award winners on August 15 at 8:00 a.m. PT. This upbeat, fun event will also announce which winner is the Shooting Star prize recipient—the brightest star in the Networking Academy orbit. Register now.
To all finalists, feel free to invite your family, friends, and colleagues to this special event.
Helping to Define Destinies
In life, many factors define one’s destiny. But, as the VP and general manager of Cisco Networking Academy, I am both humbled and incredibly proud that our long-running digital skills training program (in its 25th year) has played a pivotal role in the lives of our alums.